MEET THE COACHES
Alana joined the coaching team in 2021 and brings 6 years of coaching experience to the club. Alana is originally from Perth and swam competitively for 10 years with the Perth City and her high school swimming club.
Fun Facts: When I am not at the pool.....playing indoor hockey or cooking up a storm in the kitchen
Favorite movie..... Looking Alibrandi
Things I love most about NSC.. The swimmers! Of course :)
Squids Coach, Club Secretary, Swimming WA Official
Coach Jo got involved with NSC in 2009 and it didn't take her long to step up and into a coaching role in 2010. Last year Jo qualified as a level 1 Referee with Swimming WA and is a qualified SAT-CS swimming Australia teacher of competitive strokes. Jo is currently in the final stages of completing her qualifications as a development coach. She wears many hats and is a very much loved coach to all our squids and a valued member of the NSC team.
Proudest Moment at NSC...
Every time I see one of my swimmers do something in a competition that they didn't think they could do.
If you fell into the pool and any celebrity could save you, who would it be....
Captain Jack Sparrow
Swimming WA Offical
Coach Steve is another friendly face around our club. He's got a great rapport with our swimmers and is always there to offer a helping hand where needed. Steve has been involved in the club since 2010 when Jo got his daughter Caitlyn involved. Steve has coached for about 8 years and is a technical offical with swimming WA
Swimming WA Offical
I was a competitive swimmer as a junior and swam for the York swimming Club including competing at Country Pennants and various Swimming carnivals for a number of years.
I was also lucky enough to be selected in the state Country Swimming team that toured Singapore when I was a junior. I have always continued an interest in swimming and when my children become involved in the Northam Swimming Club I also decided to be more involved with the Club.
All of my coaches when I was swimming were volunteers and therefore I wanted to be involved in giving something back to the sport. I have completed my Swimming Australia Teacher of Competitive Swimming and am in the process of completing the Bronze coaching course.
I still swim for fitness and fun, a few Open water Swims and at the odd Country Pennants race when needed.
I am also involved in trying to establish Master Swimming in Northam – again targeting those that want to swim for fitness and fun and the odd competition.